Kill the Bill protests are taking place across the country on Saturday, ahead of votes on anti-protest measures in the House of Lords next week.
Marches will be held in London, Bristol, Coventry, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Plymouth – with protesters urging peers to vote against amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill when it returns to the house on Monday.
Some of those measures would allow police to crack down on protests which cause “serious annoyance”, and to give the police even greater powers to stop and search.
Ahead of the protests, Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti said: “The anti-protest provisions in this Bill represent the greatest attack upon peaceful dissent in my adult life.”
Activist group Collective Action LDN created a map of all the Kill the Bill protests organised for the ‘Day of Action’ on Saturday, showing action planned from Cornwall to Inverness.
Chakrabarti, along with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former shadow chancellor John McDonnell, is due to speak at the London march, which will end in Parliament Square.